FACT: Indian vaccines have undergone multiple tests and trials. It is accurate and effective to fight against COVID-19.
FACT: You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine, but it is possible to have caught COVID-19 and not realise you have the symptoms until after your vaccination appointment.
A person may also get mild fever as a side effect of the vaccine but that should go away in a day or two. This should not be confused with getting COVID-19.
FACT: The COVID-19 vaccine has no impact on fertility. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that the vaccines against Covid -19 – Covishield® and Covaxin® – could cause infertility in either women or men, as stated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Health Minister of India.
Getting COVID-19, on the other hand, can have serious consequences for the mother’s health and pregnancy.
FACT: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare accepted the recommendations by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) on 19/05/2021.It states that in all individuals having lab test proven SARS-2 COVID-19 illness, the COVID-19 vaccination should be deferred by 3 months after recovery.
FACT: None of the Indian vaccines uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. The leading vaccine candidates use scientific techniques to train the human body to recognize and fight the coronavirus by either introducing a dead virus or a harmless piece of the virus (not the entire germ) to the body. This method is used in the Covaxin® which is an inactivated vaccine, which has been prepared on a tried and tested platform of dead viruses.
FACT: While the flu and COVID-19 share a similar list of symptoms, they are two different illnesses, caused by two different viruses.
FACT: Menstruation has no effect on Covid 19 vaccine efficacy.
FACT: Protective level of antibodies generally develop 2 weeks after receiving the second dose.
FACT: Since 2003, scientists have been developing SARS vaccines. Much of the data and technology used in the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine came from those vaccine developments. In addition, the world has poured more resources into developing a vaccine than it has into any other medical research and development in such a short period of time. The current vaccine employs RNA vaccine technology, which means it does not contain a dead virus. It lacks the various chemicals required to elicit an immune response, causing the immune system to detect the dead virus and develop antibodies against it.
The RNA vaccine contains a fat cell that sends a message to the immune system instructing it to produce the proteins required to kickstart the immune system’s production of antibodies.
In summary, the vaccine has been in development for over 15 years, with billions of dollars invested in the last ten months. It contains no toxic chemicals that could cause side effects.
FACT: Individuals who get the COVID-19 vaccination still need to practice infection prevention precautions. Keep your mask on, and continue staying at least 6 feet or Do Gaj from people outside your household, until further notice. Vaccines do not stop the coronavirus from entering your body; they only prevent you from developing moderate to severe COVID-19. It’s not yet clear if people vaccinated for COVID-19 can still carry and transmit the virus, even when they themselves don’t get sick.
FACT: The COVID-19 vaccine may cause side effects, but the vast majority are minor and not dangerous. According to the vaccine developers, some people experience pain where they were injected, as well as body aches, headaches, and fever that last for a day or two. These are indications that the vaccine is stimulating your immune system. If your symptoms last more than two days, you should consult your doctor.
If you have allergies, especially severe ones that require you to carry an EpiPen, talk to your doctor about the COVID-19 vaccine. He or she can assess your risk and provide more information about whether or not you can be vaccinated safely.
FACT: The thousands of viruses that cause various diseases are very different. Many change (mutate) year by year, making it difficult to develop one vaccine that works for a long period of time.
Developing vaccines for some disease-causing viruses is tough. For example, the virus that causes HIV can hide and make itself undetectable by the human immune system, which makes creating a vaccine for it extremely difficult.
The common cold can be caused by any one of hundreds of different viruses, so a vaccine for just one of them would not be very effective.
FACT: People who have recovered from covid are a little careless because they believe they are now immunised. It’s the same kind of situation. There was a lot of noise and campaigning as vaccination drives began. In India, it was dubbed the “End of the Pandemic.” These factors, combined with pandemic fatigue, caught many people off guard. This, combined with a lot of movement, the resumption of normal life, parties, meetings, congregations, and so on, provided the ideal time and environment for pathogens to re-infect us. Current vaccines are effective in “non-development of clinical symptoms.” If you take any vaccine anywhere in the world, it will not kill the virus nor will it provide 100 percent “immunological protection,” but it will be effective in stopping clinical manifestations of disease so that the death rate remains low and the body can recover. A combination of misinterpretation, misinformation, and poor management (on our part) caused the increase in the number of new covid 19 cases.